Tellebration returns for 20th year

Tellebration returns for 20th year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20, 18 separate events will be held both nationwide and worldwide in celebration of the art of storytelling for an annual event known as Tellebration. This year marks the 20th annual Hyde Park Tellebration that was created by professional storyteller and renowned MOTH(…)

Retail sees festival benefits

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Neighborhood events and festivals are proving to be beneficial in providing entertainment to residents of Hyde Park. The festivals are also benefitting the businesses where these events are taking place, according to those who monitor retail trends in the community. A Tuesday, Oct. 25, retail forum that brought out Hyde(…)

Polsky Politics Panelists talk politics and technology

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) Institute of Politics (IOP) co-hosted a talk on Thursday, Oct. 27, on how technology has changed and will change the elections process. Election season is in full swing, with only less than a week until Election Day. Four panelists came together at the(…)

OWL League talking politics Saturday

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The monthly meeting of the Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. Steve Edwards, the Executive Director of the Illinois Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago will discuss “How did we get to this point in our political/historical history?” Edwards has spent(…)

Season’s end at Amanda’s

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Ray Elementary School Garden Committee will hold the final workday of the season for Amanda’s Garden on Saturday, Nov.5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Amanda’s Garden, which is located at the northwest corner of the school, 5631 S. Woodlawn Ave., is a space dedicated to the memory of Amanda(…)

RevCom group member defies U. of C. campus ban

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) have permanently banned Noche Diaz, a member of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Tour (RevCom) from the University of Chicago (U. of C.) campus, a group whose aim is to, “recruit and organize people into(…)

Rowdy Halloween night in Hyde Park results in damage

Rowdy Halloween night in Hyde Park results in damage

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Last night’s “Halloween Purge” resulted in arrests, damaged vehicles and mobs of young people taking over the streets of Hyde Park. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), 10 juvenile arrests were made last night, including three (two females and one male) for disorderly conduct, four females for reckless conduct,(…)

Police quell disturbance on 53rd street

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer A disturbance took place on Saturday night, Oct. 29, on 53rd Street between Lake Park and Dorchester avenues that resulted in Chicago police blocking off 53rd Street to traffic. Reportedly, teens were hanging out in the area when the scene became out of control. “I saw a group of teenagers(…)

City Services Resource Fair

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The 4th Ward is hosting a City Services Resource Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2., at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees can meet directly with city departments to learn more about services and programs. Confirmed departments include Business Affairs, Streets and Sanitation, Chicago(…)

Kenwood principal warns of Halloween activity on 53rd Street

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer According to a letter to parents from Kenwood Academy High School’s principal, Gregory Jones, a “Halloween Purge” is supposed to occur on 53rd Street beginning at 4 p.m. today. Jones said in the letter that this is not organized by Kenwood students and that the school has contacted both the(…)

Halloween letter from Principal Jones

Dear Parent/Guardian: I am writing to inform you that the school received a message via social media that a “Halloween Purge” will occur in the Hyde Park neighborhood, at 53th Street. The scheduled time is 4:00 p.m. However, it could be later in the evening. A “Halloween Purge” refers to the gathering of teenagers to(…)

“Under the Gun” documentary shown at Harper Theater

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The People for a Safer Society hosted what could be its final screening of the documentary “Under The Gun” for residents and civic leaders of the Hyde Park community Thursday night, Oct. 28, at Harper Court Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave. “With today’s escalating gun violence, people may feel powerless(…)